This is a lay-level introduction to some of the writings of the Hebrew Bible - the book of Job, with its wisdom about human suffering - the book of Psalms, filled with praise and questions and even complaints - the book of Proverbs, with general principles of life - the book of Ecclesiastes, a somewhat cynical look at life without God in the picture - and the Song of Songs, a celebration of love.
In this lay-level commentary, Tim Finlay and Jim Herst take the reader on a journey from Mt. Sinai to the Promised Land, from repeated failures in the wilderness of Sin to success in Gilead, Judea, and Israel. Lessons for Christians today are found throughout.
This introductory commentary gives an overview of the first two books of the Bible, from Creation to the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai. We explore each book, and its significance for Christians today. Should we keep the laws God gave to Moses? What lessons can we learn from the lives of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses?
This is a lay-level introduction to the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1& 2 Samuel. In each book, we look at the way the book is organized, its main themes, and lessons we learn from it today. There are character sketches of Joshua, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, Samuel, Saul, David and Bathsheba. By Tim Finlay and Jim Herst.